Chair (appointed March 2021).
Joined the Board in March 2015.
Over her 37-year career with the Bank of Canada, she served as Adviser to the Governor from 2012 to 2014 and was Chief of the Financial Markets Department for the Bank. She has also worked as a financial planner for Investors Group and a Money Market Trader for Wood Gundy Inc.
Holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Queen's University. Completed the Canadian Securities course and the Canadian Investment Finance I and II courses. In 2011, she completed the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program and obtained her ICD.D designation in 2012.
Provided technical assistance through the IMF and CIDA on reserve and debt management and capital market development to the Czech Republic, Mongolia and the Central Bank of Ghana.
Donna previously served as a Board Member and Chair of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.
Member, Governance, Nominating & Human Resources Committee.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in 1998. First joined the organization in 1990 as Vice-President and Secretary.
Has 30 years of experience in the financial services sector including senior positions with Nesbitt Thomson, the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (predecessor to the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada) as head of its member regulation department and Deloitte (formerly Deloitte Touche).
Holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo. Obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 1979. She holds the CPA, CA designation and became a Fellow (FCPA, FCA) in 2000. Holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation since 1991. Earned the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2007.
Current Director of the Board of CIPF.
Joined the Board in April 2017.
Retired in 2013 after a 37-year career at KPMG LLP, where she was a partner in the audit practice with a specialization in the financial services sector.
Currently Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Chartwell Retirement Residences, Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company and Director of Women’s College Hospital Foundation.
Holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from Queen’s University. Became a Chartered Accountant in 1979 and elected a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario in 1997.
Chair, Audit, Finance & Investment Committee; Member, Governance, Nominating & Human Resources Committee.
Joined the Board in April 2014.
In 1996 was appointed Dean of the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law and remained Dean until 2004. Joined the Faculty of Law at Dalhousie University in 1991 and in 1995 received the Dalhousie Law Alumni Association and Law Students’ Society Teaching Award. Has written and taught in the areas of property and international law. Previously worked in private practice with the firm of Fraser & Beatty in Toronto.
Member of the bars of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario and has been a consultant on issues relating to human rights, employment, property and extradition law. Appointed a member of the New Brunswick Securities Commission in 2004 and was the Lead Member until 2013. Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society.
A graduate of the University of Cambridge (LLM, 1985), and University of New Brunswick (LLB, 1984).
Chair, Coverage Committee; Member, Audit, Finance & Investment Committee.
Joined the Board in June 2016.
Douglas Stratton's career in investment and debt capital markets spans 30 years. His earlier career was with the Province of Alberta in areas of investment and debt capital markets. He was with the province's investment management organization from 2003 to 2021. Previously he was Executive Director, Investments, Pensions and Treasury Service at the Province of Nova Scotia, where he was responsible for all investment and debt capital markets activities and pension benefits administration.
Douglas Stratton holds the ICD.D designation from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management and is a CFA charter holder from the CFA Institute. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science (Computing Science) from the University of Alberta. He is the past President of the Edmonton Society of Financial Analysts and former Director of the Atlantic Canada Society of Financial Analysts.
Chair, Coverage Committee; Member, Governance, Nominating & Human Resources Committee.
Joined the Board in April 2017.
Former Associate Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance of Québec, where his career spanned 35 years.
From 1999 to 2016, he was Chairman and CEO of Financement-Québec. Over the years, he served on the Board of Directors of the Commission administrative des régimes de retraite et d’assurance (Public Sector Retirement and Insurance Plans Administrative Board) and of Infrastructure Québec. He was also a member of the Public Sector Accounting Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Laval University.
Member, Audit, Finance & Investment Committee; Member, Industry Risk Committee.
Joined the Board in April 2018.
A Corporate Director and former banking executive with expertise in capital markets, risk management, governance, and business transformation.
She currently serves as an Executive in Residence at the Global Risk Institute in Toronto and sits on the boards of ICICI Bank Canada and Farm Credit Canada. She is a past member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada’s (IIROC) Board of Directors. Previously, Rita was a senior executive at Scotiabank in Toronto, and held key global leadership roles in capital markets and risk management.
Holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM). She holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Mumbai University and a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Member, Industry Risk Committee; Member, Governance, Nominating & Human Resources Committee.
Joined the Board in April 2014.
Consultant in the securities industry, having experience in compliance, managing the legal departments and the corporate secretary functions for a public company, and in the regulatory area through the Toronto Stock Exchange as regulatory counsel and the Director of Market Regulation at the Ontario Securities Commission. Worked on special projects for the Investment Dealers Association, (now IIROC), and sat as an industry member on IIROC and Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada hearing panels. Long time instructor and course contributor for the Canadian Securities Institute on a variety of industry related courses.
Former adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Law School in the Internationally Trained Lawyers Program, teaching Professional Responsibility and Foundations of Canadian Law.
Graduate of University of Guelph (Bachelor of Arts) and Osgoode Hall Law School (LLB and LLM). Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1977. Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.
Member, Coverage Committee; Member, Audit, Finance & Investment Committee.
Joined the Board in April 2016.
An executive with over 40 years of experience in the Canadian financial services industry. Recently transitioned to executive coaching and serving on a number of boards, including Export Development Canada, FinDev Canada and McGill University.
Former President and CEO of Société Générale (Canada), where his career spanned more than 20 years, and Société Générale Capital Canada, an IIROC member where he was CEO and the UDP.
A graduate of Laval University (Honours BA economics), McGill University (MBA, Accounting & Finance), a certified Director with the ICD.D denomination received from the Rothman School of Management and a recent recipient of the Competent Boards Global Certificate and Designation for ESG, Pierre was also awarded the Frank Capon award for lifetime achievement by FEI (Canada).
Chair, Governance, Nominating & Human Resources Committee; Member, Industry Risk Committee.
Joined the Board in March 2021.
With a 30-year career in the independent portfolio management and wealth management industry, Richard is currently the Vice-Chair of the Private Client Group, Québec, at Raymond James Ltd. Prior to joining Raymond James Ltd., he held senior roles with National Bank Financial – Wealth Management.
Richard is a Board Member of the Investment Industry Association of Canada and previously served as a Board Member and the Chair of the National Advisory Committee of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (now the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada).
Holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from McGill University and a Bachelor of Science (Finance Major) from Indiana University Bloomington.
Member, Industry Risk Committee; Member, Coverage Committee.
Joined the Board in April 2017.
Over 30 years of leadership experience in financial services and operations management. Chief Financial Officer, Haywood Securities and former Executive Vice-President, Operations and Treasurer at Canaccord Financial.
From 1998 to 2007, was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Depository for Securities (CDS). He has served extensively on regulatory and industry committees, including as Chairman of the CDS Strategic Development Review Committee and Chairman of the Financial Administrator’s Section of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.
Holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.
Chair, Industry Risk Committee; Member, Coverage Committee.